Rigging a Character in Newton

Welcome, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to rig a character in After Effects using the Newton plugin.  First I’ll walk you through the basics of setting of a character rig then move into different case studies. Read more

Wiggle on Position for the Puppet Tool

This tutorial covers how to apply expressions to the x and y positions separately in the puppet tool.  In the previous tutorial, Wiggle on Position, I showed you how to apply a wiggle position to x and y separately using the Separate Dimensions option.  The puppet tool in After Effects doesn’t have this option so we have to use an expression to achieve the same effect.

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Animating Pixel Art in Photoshop

Creating your own pixel animation in Photoshop is as easy as it is fun!  Using Photoshop’s Animation panel you can switch between animating with the timeline or frames view.  Heck, Photoshop can even create inbetween frames of animation between two keyframes based on the object’s position, opacity, or effects.  The process is quite simple so pull up a chair and grab some coffee and let’s get started…

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Create Cartoons 07: Camera

In chapter seven I show you how to animated a camera in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 06: Lights

In chapter six you get an introduction to lighting in After Effects and learn how to light a noire scene.

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Create Cartoons 05: Background

In chapter five I demonstrate how to design a background in Illustrator and set it up a 3D cartoon cityscape in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 04: Lip Sync

In chapter four I show you how to use Soundtrack to record a voice over and apply effects to it and how to lip sync in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 03: Expressions

In chapter three I show you how to animate a character using only expressions in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 02: Animation

In chapter two I show you how to create a walk cycle in After Effects using the puppet tool. Read more

Create Cartoons 01: Character Design and Setup

In chapter one I demonstrated how to create a cartoon character in Illustrator and setup in After Effects. Read more